Friday, January 24, 2020

Favourite Friday | Disinfectant Sprays

Of course, I just had to bring a bottle of this disinfectant spray to work especially with so many unconfirmed and confirmed flu viruses and whatnot. This product is indeed a favourite item of mine for about 3 weeks now.

At this time, I'd suggest for you guys to avoid public places like shopping malls to reduce the risks of being affected by those unwanted diseases.

I wish you all a great long weekend ahead and take care until the next post!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Throwback Thursday | What I Ate for Dinner One Year Ago Today


I have never bothered myself to check or remember what I ate yesterday or the day before but there's a notification on my phone showing these photos that I took exactly 1 year ago.

These are some of delicious dishes that my younger brother and I had on this day while we're celebrating our older brother's birthday at Sabah Keratang at Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu.

Can't believe it has been that long since that visit to the restaurant so I might as well go soon.

Hope you guys are having a lovely week!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wordless Wednesday | Missing My Brother

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Book Review | Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've finished reading this around the time I was about to finished the Shadowhunter series on Netflix. I have got to say that the final episode really does give me some sort of a glimpse of Simon and Jace Herondale relationship at some point of reading this book. I know, the series and the books are totally different but I can't help recalling the first chapter of the book when I saw the scene where Jace was training Simon hard although Simon remained as vampire till the end of the series.

I'm not gonna lie but I kinda want George to be alive and maybe Simon can visit London Institute, not simply because he was being summoned but I guess George's death (maybe Jordan's too) really just a pivoting moment that solidify Simon's determination on being a Shadowhunter. I truly love arriving to Simon's point of realisation that the point wasn't that he tried to live forever, the point was that he lived, and did everything he could to live well. The point was the choices he made and the people he loved.

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Reading Simon's journey on becoming a Shadowhunter truly humbled me in some way, as if he's a real character in real life. Overcoming his insecurities, fears for himself and his loved ones and most importantly, embracing all his memories during the Ascension ritual which is full of courage. 

It's also nice to be reminded that every story has 2 sides to it like the tale of the Lost Herondale but I've had a feeling there's so much to the story after being told by guest lecturer for the first time. More like a Herondale with no heroic quality? I was having a hard time to believe that. 

Overall, the book is great. Simon humors entertained me each and every time and it's really good to see Clary some sort of sharing Simon with Isabelle (it doesn't make sense to me that Clary asked Isabelle to be her parabatai in the series, really) plus I simply would love to see more of Jace and Simon!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Favourite Friday | Starbucks Handcrafted Beverage

I know that some of you might think that Starbucks beverages are overrated because I do think so too but as someone who is addicted to most of their beverages for over 10 years, I'll say this. Every single cup was a treat. Don't think so? You can simply ask the barista to make another for you. 

The brand's Americano (black coffee) is not as exquisite as Tenom coffee to me (although I only like the freshly brewed; not mass-produced sachets) and that's just me but when it comes to festive beverages, I love them! I don't know about you but I intend to indulge my sweet treats according to season. Like at this time of the year, aren't we all enjoying nutty delicacies, cookies and lots of keropok due to Chinese New Year? I sure am!

The above featured beverage here is indeed my first cup of Starbucks for 2020. I'm not overly fond of iced beverages so this Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte isn't that impressive, really. I definitely would prefer to make it as a frappuccino (ice blended, you mundane) and add a shot of vanilla or hazelnut syrup to enhance the taste.

Spotted the new 2020 Starbucks planner at the back? You bet you did! It's the limited edition one (literally limited as only one box of it was sent to every branch) and I have already butchered it. That's actually for my other blog and I'm gonna use the blue sister for TGLB. 

What's your favourite Starbucks beverage? Indulge me in the comment section down below. Until next post, ciao!